Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'm just going to look, I don't need a cart . . . .

That was my attitude heading into the Northern Thrift on Sunday with my friend Lizzy. I really just wanted to drop off my donations and have a quick spin around. No need for a cart. Well as we all know that never works. While I didn't get a ton I did buy a large wicker basket to use in reorganizing the craft room and ended up needing that cart after all.

A few other things I found . . .



Two tea towels, one is cotton and has a picture of Italy and the other is Irish Linen (by order of Her Royal Majesty according to the tag) and has a lovely alphabet on it. The striped fabric is a yard of Laura Ashley "Old English" and was a steal at 69 cents. I think I'll make myself some shoe bags with that. And the big rolls of crepe paper are the nice stuff, not the cheapy dollar store crap. I'm picturing Halloween crafts for some reason. ;)



My favorite find was this small enamelware dish. It's about 9 X 6 and is quite heavy. I love the aqua color! The bottom is slightly darker. Funny how a small dish can make me so happy LOL.

A pretty good thrifting trip in all with most items being small ticket and only a few dollars more for the large basket and the dish. Lizzy did well, too. She cleaned up on nice wool sweaters! I've got the junkin' itch and just chatted with Breanna today about planning a spring trip to the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market.

So I'm way over due in showing you the lovely wedding gift VaxGirl made for me. She gave it to me when we went to the rummage sale in November and I thought I posted about it but couldn't find it!



She crocheted me this lovely cotton bathroom set! The picture really doesn't do it justice at all. You should see that bath mat! Hopefully soon my bathroom will be clean enough for me to use it in there. ;) She also gave me a set of Pyrex mixing bowls and a jar of her home made pickles. Thanks again, Catherine, and so so sorry I didn't post about this long ago!

Until the next . . .

Rebecca

PS - My sister is back blogging! Visit her here!

8 comments:

Puff said...

Um, Rebecca, sweetie... It was in December, but I think it was the 1st or 2nd, so I'll cut you some slack. And that set is knitted! (I know you know that) Lol! I wish I'd given you more pickles, can you believe we're still eating them. Gosh, I'm getting sick of the fricken things already.

VaxGirl

LeeAnn said...

I want that dish! The color is fab. I would put some paper nesting material in it with all my colorful Easter eggs.

~*~Tamy ~*~ said...

Inevitably I always need a cart when I utter the words, "I'm just going to look..."

Julie said...

I spent $35 on my last I'm-just-looking thrift store stop. Good thing I don't get to go more than once a month lately.

wayfarer said...

Love that enamelwear piece! Great find.

I passed that Elephants Trunk flea market one night driving back from New Mitford. (went to the area to see Gilmore Girl land)

Lucy said...

Oh ya..I'm just gonna look never goes well..or maybe it does :) Looks like you made out, the dish is beautiful!

Lovely wedding gift, great job Vaxgirl!

kate2633 said...

I did the same at Target this weekend (it was a 2nd Target stop to get a matching pillow to a comforter set I got on mega clearance)...so I literally was running in to find ONE pillow. I walked out with SIX pillows (no cart) (I'm sure I was a sight walking through the store). I got the ONE pillow for the bedroom...the other 5 are for my living room and perfect. Another reason why we get along so well!! See you on Thursday!

Jane said...

Hi, You aren't going to believe this but, I was just looking at a project and thinking, "I will need to email Rebecca on how to make those pin wheels!" So, yes the tutorial is timely and very much appreciated!

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